Oakdale, NY, United States
Oakdale, NY, United States

Dowling College is a private co-educational liberal arts college with three campuses spread across Long Island, New York, United States. The college's main campus in Oakdale, New York sits on the site of William K. Vanderbilt's former estate, which is now known as Fortunoff Hall. The Brookhaven Campus in Shirley, New York, sits adjacent to the Brookhaven Airport and is the home to Dowling's aviation program, as well as the college's Division II athletic program. The new athletic complex houses a baseball stadium, soccer field and lacrosse complex. Dowling's Melville Center is located within the corporate headquarters of Long Island's most lucrative companies, in the business district of Melville, New York. This location provides optimal training for the college's MBA candidates. More than 4,000 full and part-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students make up Dowling's four schools; the School of Education, School of Arts & science, Townsend School of Business, and School of Aviation. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New York State Education Department, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, and approved by the FAA as an Air Traffic - Collegiate Training Initiative School. Wikipedia.

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UNIONDALE, N.Y., Aug. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) today announced the appointment of George Tsunis to its board of directors as an independent member effective immediately. Mr. Tsunis is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Chartwell Hotels as well as an attorney, philanthropist and public policy advisor. Mr. Tsunis’ Chartwell Hotels owns, manages and develops hotels under the Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group franchises across the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. Prior to founding Chartwell, Mr. Tsunis was a partner at the law firm of Rivkin Radler LLP. Earlier in his career, he served as legislative attorney at the New York City Council. Mr. Tsunis is also a director of the Don Monti Cancer Research Foundation and a member of the board of trustees of Friends Academy, an independent college preparatory private school, where he is also the chairman of its Building and Grounds Committee. During Mr. Tsunis’ long career, he has had the opportunity to serve as a member of the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Leadership Committee and its Leadership Council. He has also served on the board of trustees for the Business Executives for National Security, Dowling College, the American Red Cross Suffolk County Chapter, the Huntington (NY) Chamber of Commerce/Committee on Good Government, the Education and Assistance Corporation and the Private Industry Council of Suffolk County. He also established the George and Olga Tsunis Center for Hellenic Studies. In addition, Mr. Tsunis has received numerous awards and honors from such organizations as the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Lycoming (PA) County United Way, the State of Israel Bonds of Central Pennsylvania, Cyprus Christofias and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Huntington (NY) Chapter. "George comes to Arbor with extensive experience as a business executive, attorney, board member and civic leader for numerous profit, non-profit and educational institutions throughout his long and successful career," said Ivan Kaufman, chairman, president and CEO of Arbor. "We look forward to the many contributions he is certain to make during his tenure as a board member for Arbor Realty Trust." Mr. Tsunis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) is a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume and a Top Fannie Mae Small Loan lender, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer and the Top Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Lender, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seniors Housing Lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of approximately $12 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s with an Above Average rating. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List and is a primary commercial loan servicer and loan level special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings. Arbor is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC. Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Arbor can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained.  The following factors, among others, could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements: (1) our continued ability to source new investments, (2) changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads, (3) changes in the real estate markets, (4) the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (5) other risks detailed in Arbor’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and our other reports filed with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein or on the conference call to reflect any change in Arbor’s expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Kumar N.,Queen's University | Shah V.,Dowling College | Walker V.K.,Queen's University
Journal of Hazardous Materials | Year: 2011

Technological advances allowing routine nanoparticle (NP) manufacture have enabled their use in electronic equipment, foods, clothing and medical devices. Although some NPs have antibacterial activity, little is known about their environmental impact and there is no information on the influence of NPs on soil in the possibly vulnerable ecosystems of polar regions. The potential toxicity of 0.066% silver, copper or silica NPs on a high latitude (>78°N) soil was determined using community level physiological profiles (CLPP), fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) assays and DNA analysis, including sequencing and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). The results of these different investigations were amalgamated in order to develop a community toxicity indicator, which revealed that of the three NPs examined, silver NPs could be classified as highly toxic to these arctic consortia. Subsequent culture-based studies confirmed that one of the community-identified plant-associating bacteria, Bradyrhizobium canariense, appeared to have a marked sensitivity to silver NPs. Thus, NP contamination of arctic soils particularly by silver NPs is a concern and procedures for mitigation and remediation of such pollution should be a priority for investigation. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

Kumar N.,Queen's University | Shah V.,Dowling College | Walker V.K.,Queen's University
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry | Year: 2012

Interest is growing in understanding not only the impact of individual nanoparticles (NPs) on ecosystems but also the effect of NP mixtures. In the present study, the impact of a combination of three different NPs, silver, copper, and silica (all at 0.022%, w/w), on an arctic microbial community was investigated. After adding the NPs, soil microcosms were incubated for 176d, and subsequent estimates of microbe diversity were obtained using culture-dependent and culture-independent assessments. The treated soil appeared to show a reduction in the ability to use carbohydrate and amino acid substrates and demonstrated an altered pattern of major fatty acid peaks. Polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis showed consistent differences in the pattern of predominant rRNA gene sequences. Although this is an initial investigation of soil contaminated with mixed NPs, these results demonstrate that even at the relatively modest concentrations used such pollutants have the potential to disrupt microbial communities. © 2011 SETAC.

Bernstein H.J.,Dowling College | Craig P.A.,Rochester Institute of Technology
Journal of Applied Crystallography | Year: 2010

The PGALRS (pseudo-Gaussian approximation to Lee-Richards surfaces) algorithm is discussed. By modeling electron density with unphysical pseudo-Gaussian atoms, the Lee-Richards surface can be approximated by a contour level of that density in time approximately linear in the number of atoms. Having that contour level, the atoms and residues closest to that surface can be identified in average time O[n 2/3log(n)] using a NearTree-based nearest neighbor search. If a high-quality Lee-Richards surface is required, then, as a final stage, one of the standard Lee-Richards algorithms can be used but considering only the previously identified surface residues; the typical cost is thereby reduced to O[n 2/3log(n)], making the overall average time for all the steps O(n). For very large macromolecules, such a reduction in computational burden may be essential to being able to render a meaningful molecular surface. This approach extends the feasible range of application for existing molecular surface software, such as MSMS, to larger macromolecules, especially to macromolecules with more than 50 000 atoms, and can be used as a starting point for surface-based (as opposed to backbone-based) motif identification, e.g. using ProMol. © 2010 International Union of Crystallography. Printed in Singapore-all rights reserved.

Perring C.,Dowling College
Mens Sana Monographs | Year: 2011

Philosophers and psychologists have long tried to understand people's irrational behaviour through concepts such as weakness of will, compulsion and addiction. The scientific basis of the project has been greatly enhanced by advances in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. However, some philosophers have also been critical of the more general conclusions drawn by the scientists. This is especially true when scientific researchers start making claims that go to philosophical issues, such as free will and responsibility. Conversely, some scientists have been critical of philosophical approaches for not understanding the results of recent research. I examined some of the recent history of scientific claims about addiction, and the rise of the claims from scientists to have shown that addiction is a brain disease and that addictive behaviour is compulsive. Given the well-confirmed evidence that addicts can modulate their behaviour in response to rewards, punishments and context, it is clear that according to normal definitions of compulsivity the behaviour of addicts is not typically compulsive, suggesting that neuroscientists are making an error in their interpretation of data. Since philosophers have expertise in making distinctions between different kinds of action and categorising them as free, weak-willed and compulsive, we will achieve a better interpretation of the neuroscience of addiction when taking this philosophical work into account. Conversely, given the status of science in the modern world, philosophers have to grapple with the latest neuroscientific discoveries and show the compatibility of their philosophical theories with the data for their approaches to maintain credibility. © MSM 2011.

Andrews L.C.,Micro Encoder Inc. | Bernstein H.J.,Dowling College
Journal of Applied Crystallography | Year: 2014

Niggli reduction can be viewed as a series of operations in a six-dimensional space derived from the metric tensor. An implicit embedding of the space of Niggli-reduced cells in a higher-dimensional space to facilitate calculation of distances between cells is described. This distance metric is used to create a program, BGAOL, for Bravais lattice determination. Results from BGAOL are compared with results from other metric based Bravais lattice determination algorithms. This embedding depends on understanding the boundary polytopes of the Niggli-reduced cone N in the six-dimensional space G 6. This article describes an investigation of the boundary polytopes of the Niggli-reduced cone N in the six-dimensional space G 6 by algebraic analysis and organized random probing of regions near one-, two-, three-, four-, five-, six-, seven- and eightfold boundary polytope intersections. The discussion of valid boundary polytopes is limited to those avoiding the mathematically interesting but crystallographically impossible cases of zero-length cell edges. Combinations of boundary polytopes without a valid intersection in the closure of the Niggli cone or with an intersection that would force a cell edge to zero or without neighboring probe points are eliminated. In all, 216 boundary polytopes are found. There are 15 five-dimensional boundary polytopes of the full G 6 Niggli cone N. © 2014 International Union of Crystallography.

MacKenzie M.L.,Dowling College
International Journal of Information Management | Year: 2010

Today's business environment is populated with individuals who are digitally connected to clients, contractors, managers, and employees. Traditionally, the ways and behaviors of managers had developed and thrived within face-to-face work environments, but as computer-mediated technologies continue to change the boundaries of the business community, permit alternative worksites to increase, and the traditional workday to disappear, the role of the manager has changed. This article focuses on the communication behaviors between managers and their employees, and how these behaviors have changed as digital communication methods have become mainstream within organizations today. The variables of interest are manager communication and workplace trust. The intended outcome is to uncover the expectations that have yet to be agreed upon within the manager-employee e-relationship. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING | Award Amount: 29.00K | Year: 2010

Principal Investigator: Vishal Shah
Proposal No: CBET- 1028438

Over the period of the last few years, it has been realized that a potential exists to enrich lighter uranium and plutonium from the high-level radioactive waste. The PI?s long term goal is to develop a microorganism based technology that could carry out such enrichment. In the current proposal he aims to isolate microorganisms having resistance to high intensity ionizing radiation. The soil of Gamma Forest, located at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, will be used to screen the organisms having desired properties. Gamma Forest was a radiation facility established in 1961 to provide opportunity for systematic study of the effects of ionizing radiation on a terrestrial ecosystem and its components. The source of radiation used during the experiment was cesium-137 (9500 curies), a gamma emitter. In the study, the radiation source was placed on a tower located in the center of the field and the field was exposed 20 hours/day daily till 1979. Rates of exposure around the source varied from several thousand roentgens per day within a few meters of the source to about 2 roentgens per day at 130 meters. The working hypothesis for the proposed research is that, based on the intensity of radiation that the soil was exposed at various distances from Cs137, different types of ionizing radiation resisting microorganisms would have survived. The experimental approach involves exposing the soil obtained from various locations of gamma forest to gamma radiation. The microorganisms from soil would then be isolated using serial dilution and plating approaches. The resistance to ionizing radiation will be confirmed by again exposing the cultures to gamma radiation. All the isolated cultures having resistance to radiation will be identified using molecular methods.

The proposed research will impact the disciplines of Environmental Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology: 1. New extremophilic microorganisms that are acidophilic/acid tolerant and radiation tolerant could be expected to be isolated in the proposed research. These cultures could have multiple applications in the field of biotechnology and environmental sciences. 2. The research would expand the library of gram negative, gram positive, yeast and fungi cultures in Biolog and 16S rDNA database. This would help scientists working in similar areas to identify the cultures which would be added in the database through this project with ease.

The proposed project will impact science in a broader sense by: 1. The student who will be trained through this project will have an in depth research experience in classical microbiology and be better positioned to contribute to novel concepts in modern microbial techniques. 2. The project reinforces the educational experience for a socially diverse and economically disadvantaged student body, including those from underrepresented groups in the New York City area. At Dowling College, underrepresented minorities are close to 50% of the student population, and there are 70% females in the Department of Biology at Dowling College. 3. Also, instruments obtained through the funding of this project will be used in conducting new laboratory experiments in Introduction to Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry courses. This will aid in developing more scientifically trained youth for our society.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: POP & COMMUNITY ECOL PROG | Award Amount: 8.93K | Year: 2015

Environmental changes related to global temperature may accelerate over time and impact where species occur on the earth. As a result, species may become exposed to new enemies, including parasites, pathogens, and predators. Some of these enemies are of particular interest to humans because they occur in large numbers as pests with commercial and ecological impacts. Ecologists have increasingly stressed the importance of predators and parasites in keeping host populations in check and providing other vital services in ecosystems. Thus, understanding how changing climate impacts the relationship between parasites and hosts has broad implications. This research will have direct consequences on issues of national importance, including: medicine (parasites of humans, disease vectors), veterinary science (parasites of pets, livestock), and food safety and biosecurity (parasites, pathogens and pests in agriculture, aquaculture, livestock). With increasingly numerous reports of plants and animals appearing in new places, it is timely to examine their potential impacts in those places. This symposium will provide such an examination.

The objective of the symposium is to bring together researchers working on a wide variety of natural enemies to exchange knowledge on how aspects of global change (e.g., warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, altered precipitation) may alter the distribution and interactions of pests, parasites, and host species. Most previous work has overlooked impacts of global change on interactions between species that have not previously encountered one another. Speakers are diverse in terms of career development (doctoral students to senior researchers) and diversity (women and traditionally underrepresented groups). The symposium will include researchers working on parasites and pests in terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems. An important outcome of this symposium will be an edited volume and a broad, new foundation for accurately modeling and predicting ecological impacts resulting from co-occurring shifts in the distributions of pathogens, parasites, and hosts.

OAKDALE, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A&G Realty Partners and Madison Hawk have been retained to manage the sale of two properties formerly occupied by Dowling College in Oakdale and Brookhaven, NY. Dowling plans to sell two Suffolk County, Long Island properties through two...

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